Kian Hossein

LUMP for Digital Piano and Live Electronics

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival



“Non-human“ started in 2019; it was a solo study project on prolongation and persistence of the various capabilities of sound using piano as the only instrument on the list, in addition to an intricate set of delay and reverberation effect-units, an intricate network of delay and reverberation sound-effects is considered as the piece’s processing-core. Throughout the process, it also became a challenge to discover to what extent the artist can push the piano’s limits, in terms of its polyphonic nature. In other words, what other instruments can be found and used within the sound of the piano. Further after the development of the project, “Non-human“, which was intended to be a musical study, turned out to be a ‘study of the self’.

Kian Hossein is a composer and sound designer from Tehran, Iran. He started to learn music in 2006 by receiving piano lessons. He gradually became interested in electronic music and sound design and spent portions of his free time to experiment and self-study. Soon after graduating from QIAU in 2012, he started working professionally as a sound artist. After a few years, he discovered his passion for contemporary music and composition and started to study under the provision of Nima Atrkar Rowshan and Ardavan Vosoughi. His works have been performed at various festivals and events, ranging from music festivals to theatrical performances. He has also participated in workshops and conferences and has collaborated in performances with other artists.